UPDATE: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead


Updated at 5:40 p.m. Monday: 

New Jersey’s attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both women.

Gurbir S. Grewal’s office says in a statement the man has been identified as 39-year-old William Owens, of Sicklerville, New Jersey.

He says officers responded to the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia, around 8:45 a.m. Monday over reports of a man with a gun.

He says multiple members of law enforcement fired at the man when he exited the building with the women.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.

The original story is below.

Police in New Jersey rushed to a United Parcel Service facility this morning in response to an “active shooter situation,” according to Fox News.

Police were called to the warehouse, one of the company’s processing facilities, at about 9am.

A modified lockdown, meaning no one can enter or leave the building, was ordered at three Logan Township schools following the reported active shooter.

New York City police said they are also monitoring the situation.

“UPS is working with law enforcement as they respond to an active shooter situation at one of the company’s supply chain processing facilities in Logan Township, New Jersey. We cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time,” the company said in a statement.

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